Art Delgado, 58, of Bryan, went to be with our Heavenly Father on May 29, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born in Weslaco, Texas on June 30, 1959 to Alfonso and Eduviges (Balderas) Delgado.
Growing up, Art was a loving brother to 4 siblings. He was quiet with a knack for humor and pranks; he enjoyed wrestling and a competitive game of pool or marbles. Art was known to have an intimidating stare, but always won people over with his huge heart.
Art attended Weslaco High School and served in the U.S. Army for 2 years as light-wheel mechanic. He later attended Texas State Technical Institute in Harlingen to further his studies in automotive mechanics. It was here, in the summer of 1980, where he first saw his wife-to-be, Mary, and declared to his friends that he was going to marry her. With much persistence, he soon won her attention and they fell in love.
In 1985, Art and Mary moved to Bryan and in 1993, he opened Art’s Automotive and served the community for 21 years with honest, fair, and professional service. He would always say, “If I can’t fix it, it ain’t broke.”
Art was a kind-heart and generous man. He was passionate about his love for Jesus Christ and leading his children to seek a life with Christ. He attended New Heights Church in College Station, where he was eager to do his part by serving as a greeter and usher and participating in the Life Group.
Art was dedicated to his family. He was a devoted husband and a caring father who loved his children dearly. He was incredibly proud of their accomplishments and always there to deliver a wise word in their time of need and if that wasn’t enough, then he would crack a joke for a laugh. He enjoyed barbecuing for his family, fishing, and never willingly missed a Texas Aggie or Dallas Cowboys football game.
Art was proceeded in death by his parents.
Art leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Mary (Garcia) Delgado, children Sylvia Delgado, Arturo Delgado Jr. and wife Marie, Marcos Delgado, Marizza Delgado, and Daniel Garcia Jr., grandchild Gabrielle Delgado, siblings Marta Perez and husband Mario, Jose Delgado and wife Marci, Evangelina Saenz, and Armando Delgado and wife Rebecca, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan.
A Celebration of Life will be held will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan, 2301 East 29th Street, Bryan, Texas 77802. Interment will follow at the Bryan City Cemetery.